Nima Police has deployed personnel to the incident scene where a young man was was severely beaten for allegedly called a gay.
The Nima Divisional Police Command has beefed up security following the assault of a man alleged to be a homosexual.
One person was arrested and will soon be arraigned before court over the alleged assault. The suspect was part of a mob which attacked and wounded Albert Appiah, popularly known as Kinto.
A viral video showed the victim, being attacked by a group of young men at Nima a suburb of Accra, who accused him of being a homosexual, was released on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 on social media.
The Divisional Police Commander, ACP Nuhu Jango ruled out any suspected gay allegations against the victim.
He reported that the victim had turned up at the station to file an assault complaint, telling police that “some guys locked him into a corner and attacked him for no reason.”
He said “Some friendship with one Salim Abubakar they used to visit each other and they became friends through social media so they got close.”
“He came to visit him as he always does and Salim to have a one on one chat with him in private so they stood by the victim’s car so from nowhere, four people sat at the back seat alleging that he was sodomizing the other guy.
The injured man, according to him, had a few cuts on his forehead and complained of body pains. Otherwise, he said, the victim was fine.
He acknowledged that the victim had received some first aid prior to filing his report and had been given a medical form in order to seek further medical treatment.